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Hebridean Sheep - Old Breed for New Times

£29.99

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This book follows the extraordinary journey of a primitive Scottish type of sheep from the Western Isles to become a flourishing thriving breed found in all corners of Britain and beyond. A galaxy of contributors, whose combined expertise encompasses the widest knowledge of the breed, have concentrated their wealth of experience to throw light on every aspect of Hebridean sheep ranging from showing to pedigree breeding, and from wool to conservation grazing. But the intermingled thumb-nail sketches of human devotion and enthusiasm for the breed are equally enthralling. The inspiration for the book arose from a social visit to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, and appropriately the final chapter is entitled "Road Back to the isles".
The understandable fascination with the Hebridean's unusual combination of black colour, short tail and proliferation of horns, has been complimented by an understanding of its value in both commercial and environmental circumstances. The description of these disparate qualities, with lavish photographic illustration, has been drawn together by David Braithwaite's sympathetic editorial treatment between the covers of a breed monograph which provides a compelling insight of each topic, and gives the Hebridean a publication worthy of its merits.

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Author(s):
David Braithwaite
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095638790X
ISBN-13:
9780956387905
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
The Hebridean Sheep Society
Title:
Hebridean Sheep - Old Breed for New Times

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This book follows the extraordinary journey of a primitive Scottish type of sheep from the Western Isles to become a flourishing thriving breed found in all corners of Britain and beyond. A galaxy of contributors, whose combined expertise encompasses the widest knowledge of the breed, have concentrated their wealth of experience to throw light on every aspect of Hebridean sheep ranging from showing to pedigree breeding, and from wool to conservation grazing. But the intermingled thumb-nail sketches of human devotion and enthusiasm for the breed are equally enthralling. The inspiration for the book arose from a social visit to North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, and appropriately the final chapter is entitled "Road Back to the isles".
The understandable fascination with the Hebridean's unusual combination of black colour, short tail and proliferation of horns, has been complimented by an understanding of its value in both commercial and environmental circumstances. The description of these disparate qualities, with lavish photographic illustration, has been drawn together by David Braithwaite's sympathetic editorial treatment between the covers of a breed monograph which provides a compelling insight of each topic, and gives the Hebridean a publication worthy of its merits.

Author(s):
David Braithwaite
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095638790X
ISBN-13:
9780956387905
Number of pages:
174
Publisher:
The Hebridean Sheep Society
Title:
Hebridean Sheep - Old Breed for New Times

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